Wednesday, October 22, 2014

denim jumpsuit

b- men definitely aren't a fan, but guess who is?  gwen stefani, jennifer lopez, and kourtney kardashian to name a few. so with these ladies on your team, who needs you guys anyways?

it's the denim jumpsuit.  and its the definition  of man-repelling, but its also the definition of awesome.  

h&m concscious co jumpsuit, george & laurel jewelry, vintage shoes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Theodore Cocktail Ring Giveaway

d- this week starts a month-long GEORGE & LAUREL giveaway spree! and of course we're starting with our baby boy, the theodore cocktail ring.

here are the rules:

1. follow us on facebook. 
2. follow us on instagram.
3. leave a comment on our instagram photo that announces the theodore cocktail ring giveaway and tag three friends. 

got it? 

we'll announce the winner friday morning. 

good luck. 

photo courtesy of peace love shea

Friday, October 17, 2014


d- been adding leather details to my look lately. one of my favorite pieces from our last collection is a double-finger ring with leather inlay. i leave it by the door so i don't forget it before i head out for the day. my new little buddy. 

and now i'm trimming my entire outfit with leather: leather vans, leather sunglasses, leather jewelry. 

(side note: leather fringe purse coming soon)

d- contemporary dress, ray-ban sunglasses, GEORGE & LAUREL jewelry, vans sneakers. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

holiday giveaways!!

b-  with christmas just around the corner, dani and i need to celebrate.  and what better way to celebrate than to give away a bunch of jewelry from our george & laurel collections to spread the holiday cheer?!?

starting monday, we will be announcing a different giveaway every week so follow george & laurel on instagram and get ready for the jewels to come flying your way!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

hints of fall

b- los angeles has been unbearably hot for the last 4 or 5 months and i've had my fill.  lately the weather has been fluctuating between hellishly hot and slightly better weather in the upper 70's which i'll take any day of the week.  I also hope it signals the coming of some authentic fall whether so that a girl can bust out a pair of leather joggers from time to time. 

is that too much to ask?

vintage sweater, forever 21 leather joggers and heels, george & laurel ear cuff, necklace, and rings

Friday, October 10, 2014

leather, lace, and lucite

d- leather has been my detail of choice lately. these new leather booties pair well with our GEORGE & LAUREL leather inlay double ring

and now, i'm beginning to rock lucite. a new design element coming up for our new collection, vices.  

the new trinity i guess: leather, lace, and lucite.

d- american apparel bodysuit, forever 21 t-shirt, h&m booties, contemporary necklace, GEORGE & LAUREL ring.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

party hard

b - do you guys remember andrew w.k.? yeah, i barely do too.  

what i do remember of the rocker was his strict all white uniform that consisted of dirty white jeans and a torn up white t.  for some reason, that look got burned into my brain (and not necessarily because i liked it.)  

but today i decided to pay homage to andy by making him my muse and saying fuck you to the no white after labor day rule.

american apparel t-shirt,  forever 21 jeans and sandals, vintage choker, george & laurel jewelry, vintage purse

Thursday, October 2, 2014


d- when the smoking nuns began the blog a few years back we made a point to focus on the creative talent in los angeles that didn't fall in the two over-used categories of active wear or red carpet attire. there's a pool of creative people here in la that produce fashion and style who steer clear of these obvious paths. 

today's talent is a perfect example of this bread. lynn bathke is a textile conservator who branched into the design world only a year ago with her line bathke. her greatest skill is in her choice of fabrics, obviously. she favors linens but this cotton print caught my eye. the bright and bold pattern is softened by the sweet baby doll silhouette. there is always great balance in her designs. 

excited to watch the brand grow. :)

d- bathe dress, urban outfitters heels, GEORGE & LAUREL jewelry. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ace hotel, dtla

d- we've been frequenting the ace hotel in dtla this summer. 

favorite part of the hotel has been the restaurant itself. non-intrusive rough sketches of iconic los angeles imagery scatter the walls while you wait for your avocado toast in gold trimmed, deco-tiled surroundings. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

paper weights

b- with such an easy breezy outfit on today, i needed some heavy duty jewelry to keep me from flying away.  

asos skirt, nasty gal crop top, sjobeck blouse, brian atwood heels, george & laurel jewelry